Roxy Madeline Dean1

F, #7722, b. circa 1931, d. 25 January 2013
FatherJoseph Dean2
MotherMary Ann Fleming2


Bill Bezanson b. 24 Jul 1922, d. 29 Mar 1998
     Roxy Madeline Dean was also known as Roxie Madeline.3 She was born circa 1931 at Newton Mills, Nova Scotia.3 She married Bill Bezanson.1 Roxy Madeline Dean died on 25 January 2013 at Valley View Villa, Riverton, Nova Scotia.3 She was buried in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Elderbank, Nova Scotia.3,4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 2013:
BEZANSON, Roxie Madeline — 82, Middleboro, Cumberland Co., passed away Friday, January 25, 2013, in Valley View Villa, Riverton, Pictou Co. Born in Newton Mills, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late William Joseph and Mary Ann Blair (Flemming) Dean.

Surviving are daughters, Lorraine (Jack) Moore, Middleboro; Wanda (Dennis) Lawless, Wallace Bay; Tracy (Gordie) Hingley, Truro; sons, Joseph (Marlene), Truro; Ivan (Rose), Bible Hill; Roger (Juanita), Middle Stewiacke; stepson, David Day, East Stewiacke; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Murray Joseph Dean, Westville; half-brother, David Dean, Calgary, Alta; stepbrother, George 'Bud' Graham, London, Ont.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Samuel William Bezanson; daughter, Paulette in infancy; stepmother, Georgina Graham; sisters, Loretta Dean, Joan Hamilton; half-sister, Mary Lou Horne; brothers, Philip, Donald and Paul Dean.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mundle’s Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506). In keeping with Roxie’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held in Elderbank Cemetery at a later date.3

Census, Residence

Lived1993Roxy Madeline Dean lived in Pugwash Junction, Nova Scotia, in December 1993.2
Last Edited29 Nov 2018


  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 183.
  2. [S504] Message Board, Boards>Localities>North America>Canada>Nova Scotia>Pictou, "DEAN, Donald Leander, d. Dec. 23, 1993" posted by Richard MacNeil, March 25, 2001.
  3. [S944] "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing The Halifax Herald, 28 January 2013, Bezanson, Roxie Madeline.
  4. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, St. Andrew's United Cemetery, Elderbank, Stone #9, "Bezanson, Samuel W. B. 1922 D. 1998 Dean, Roxy M. B. 1930 Bezanson, Verna P. B. 1953 D. 1953."
  5. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 30 March 1998, Samuel William (Bill) Bezanson.